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Faculty, Students Perform Bull Breeding Exams

Nov 10, 2017 / In the News

AgriNews (Nov. 8) – One of the most rewarding activities at Dixon Springs Ag Center is the education of students. College of Veterinary Medicine faculty and staff were recently here evaluating the breeding bulls for breeding soundness. http://www.agrinews-pubs.com/livestock/ireland-fall-calving-season-nearing-completion/article_81f4fd04-c4a7-11e7-814a-7b6a27f4b60c.html

How to Respond to Pet Choking

Nov 10, 2017 / In the News

Daily Herald (Nov. 9) – Dr. Maureen McMichael, a veterinarian at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, who is board certified in emergency and critical care, advises having the phone numbers of your veterinarian and a nearby 24-emergency clinic handy. In case of an emergency, call ahead to let them know you...

Summer Research Program Profiles

Nov 8, 2017 / In the News

iStem (Oct. 31) – Four participants in the college’s Summer Research Training Program (SRTP) were profiled. Students are paired with a faculty mentor, and they complete a research project over 10 weeks as a way to explore a career in research. http://www.istem.illinois.edu/news/srtp.17.html

Rabbit Dental Health (video)

Nov 6, 2017 / In the News

ciLiving (Nov. 3) – Dr. Krista Keller, who is board certified in zoological medicine, explains the dental health needs and problems of pet rabbits. http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/dental-health-in-rabbits/850778766

Armadillos in Illinois

Nov 6, 2017 / In the News

News-Gazette (Nov. 5) – Dr. Julia Whittington, director of the Wildlife Medical Clinic, says the range of nine-banded armadillos has been expanding northward from the southeastern U.S. over the past century as temperatures rise and winters become milder. http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2017-11-06/pet-talk-armadillos-taking-residence-area.html Decatur Herald & Review (Nov. 12) http://herald-review.com/lifestyles/pets/pet-health-armadillos-join-illinois-wildlife-scene/article_2e85feb9-d3b1-593d-8256-aa4c1c8dec89.html

Dermatologist Weighs in on Dog Leotards

Nov 3, 2017 / In the News

Today (Nov. 3) – “While it could help to keep the hair that is being shed from falling into the environment, it also traps all of that hair and even skin that is normally being shed,” said Jason Pieper, a veterinary dermatologist and assistant professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. https://www.today.com/pets/got-shedding-dog-leotard-stops-fur-flying-t118365...

Illinois Veterinary Student Volunteers at Thai Elephant Sanctuary

Oct 31, 2017 / In the News

Kane County Chronicle (Oct. 27) – Agne Stoskute, who is in her first of four years of study at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, spent two weeks this summer in Thailand as part of a study abroad program. http://www.kcchronicle.com/2017/10/27/st-charles-east-grad-works-with-elephants-in-thailand/adooank/

Refresher for Veterinarians on Canine House Soiling

Oct 31, 2017 / In the News

Today’s Veterinary Practice (Nov.-Dec.) – Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Kelly Ballantyne recommends that veterinarians screen patients for behavioral issues at every visit to identify problems early and institute treatment before the human–animal bond is strained or broken. http://todaysveterinarypractice.navc.com/canine-house-soiling-back-basics/

K9 Officer That Received Care Retires

Oct 30, 2017 / In the News

Peoria Journal-Star (Oct. 29) – In March, K9 officer Flits fell through an unsupported drop ceiling to the first floor below and suffered a complex fracture to his left leg. The injury required complicated surgery at the University of Illinois [College] of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital, followed by extensive rehabilitation there and later at home....